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India's government has introduced its Telecommunications Bill – heavily anticipated legislation that will replace laws that were passed before the internet existed and prior to India turning on over a billion mobile phone subscriptions. One big change from a draft bill released in 2022 is the removal of a reference to over-the …

  1. DS999 Silver badge

    Telecommunication identifier

    So a phone number or email address? Sounds like the only new thing is they want a biometric identifier for each person, which is another way of saying they want a picture to link to each of those phone numbers and email addresses.

    1. KittenHuffer Silver badge

      Re: Telecommunication identifier

      I think you may have identified the first valid use for a dick pic!!!!

    2. OhForF' Silver badge

      Re: Telecommunication identifier

      As the definition for message seems to include radio broadcasts i wonder how they expect radio stations to identify everyone listening in occasionally - unless there is something that exempts them in the definition of "user".

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Indian Bureaucracy

    A Byzantine master class.

    1. Kurgan

      Re: Indian Bureaucracy

      The want full control on their subjects. It's a totalitarian regime. That's all.

      1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        Re: Indian Bureaucracy

        A rising tide of totalitarianism around the world swamps all boats, apparently. Hooray.

    2. Missing Semicolon Silver badge

      Re: Indian Bureaucracy

      When Europeans colonise somewhere, we tend to leave a disease. In South America, it was the common cold. In India, it was Bureaucracy.

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